These trips are focused on pony trekking, but as a bonus allow you to you travel the spectacular Sani Pass, cross the second highest road pass in Lesotho, traverse remote villages and see the way of life of the unique mountain people of Lesotho in addition to the thrill of riding through majestic mountain scenery. The horse riding is laid on by a Basotho operator, the Nthloki family, who source some of their horses from the local community. They are very experienced riding guides, and assure us that even the novice and inexperienced rider will feel at ease on the Basotho ponies which they use. These animals are a breed found only in Lesotho – short, stocky, sturdy and extremely sure-footed animals. We overnight in village type accommodation on all the trips, thereby spreading the benefits of tourism as widely as possible within the local community.
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Day 1 This tour is of necessity quite concentrated as we need to fit a lot into a short time. The tour starts from Sani Lodge at 9am. We travel the spectacular 4×4 track up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho. From Sani Top, we drive about 50km into Lesotho, over Black Mountain Pass (at 3240m, the second highest road pass in Lesotho) and down the Sehonghong river valley, through rugged scenery. Lunch along the way by the river. We arrive at Molumong , about 50km into Lesotho and saddle up for a 2 to 3 hour afternoon ride to the village of Libibing where we stay the night in traditional rondavel accommodation.
Day 2 After breakfast, ride back via a different route to Molumong. After lunch start the return journey stopping for a drink at Sani Top Chalet, reputed to be the highest pub in Africa. Return to Sani Lodge by around 5 pm.
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